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Volume 17, Number 2—February 2011


Arbovirus Prevalence in Mosquitoes, Kenya

A. Desiree LaBeaudComments to Author , Laura J. Sutherland, Samuel Muiruri, Eric M. Muchiri, Laurie R. Gray, Peter A. Zimmerman, Amy G. Hise, and Charles H. King
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, California, USA (A.D. LaBeaud); Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (A.D. LaBeaud, L.J. Sutherland, L.R. Gray, P.A. Zimmerman, A.G. Hise, C.H. King); Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Nairobi, Kenya (S. Muiruri, E.M. Muchiri)

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Table 3

PCR results for RVFV and WNV in mosquito pools, by homestead source, Kenya, 2006–2007*

Virus and location
No. positive/
no. tested (%)
MIR estimate, %
95% CI
WNV 10/30 (33) 2.0 0.87–4.20
15/30 (50)
WNV 5/23 (22) 1.4 0.39–3.30
12/23 (52)
WNV 5/7 (71) 7.5 1.4–24
RVFV 3/7 (43) 2.4% 0.37–12.00

*RVFV, Rift Valley fever virus; WNV, West Nile virus; MIR, minimum infection rate; CI, confidence interval; HH, homestead.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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